Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3

TORONTO -- J.R. House was talking to a small group of reporters about the positive energy and support that Orioles manager Dave Trembley provides for the club when Trembley politely interrupted the conversation to deliver a gift.

Trembley handed House two authenticated lineup cards from the Orioles' 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. In the game, House went 2-for-4 with a bases-empty home run, the first of his major league career.

"You see, he does stu...

TORONTO -- Orioles manager Dave Trembley was angry. As he leaned on a bat during the pre-game stretch, a team rule was being violated before his eyes.

Trembley mandates that the Orioles stretch as a team before games. But yesterday, a handful of players joined the exercise about a minute after it started, and that set off the detail-oriented Trembley. He walked through the group, admonishing the offenders, even pointing his bat for emphasis. "I don't want anybody to eve...


Steve Trachsel maintains that he had not spent much time thinking about his winless streak, which extended for about 2 1/2 months and a span of nine starts. But Trachsel found the perfect opponent to break the streak. With 6 2/3 solid innings against Toronto, Trachsel won for the first time since June 8. He is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA against Toronto this season and 6-0 with a 3.13 ERA in eight career starts against them.